Nigerian music maestro, guitarist and professor of music Victor Uwaifo has died dilapidated 80.
One of his younger people, Peter Uwaifo, broke the information of the death of the professor of visible arts at University of Benin on Saturday.
The memoir, who moved from his decades-dilapidated music occupation to soak up appointment as a lecturer on the favorite college in Edo recount, died on August 28, 2021, six months after celebrating his 80th birthday.
He is well-known for his versatility in manipulating musical instruments, including expertise in taking part in the electric guitar, flute, saxophone, electric piano, percussion and vocals on the an identical time.
Uwaifo won the first gold disc in Africa from his album “Joromi”, which used to be launched in 1965. He had seven various gold discs in “Guitar boy”, “Arabade”, “Ekassa” and “Akwete”.
He recorded below the mark Victor Uwaifo and His Titibitis.
Recognised as the most trained performing music memoir in Nigeria, Uwaifo had a main class bachelor’s stage, a master’s stage and a PhD in architectural sculpture.
The Federal Government of Nigeria, in appreciation of his talents and contributions to the country, honoured him with a Nationwide Honours Benefit in 1983.
In his condolence message on Saturday in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari favorite that Uwaifo has left a legacy of successes in many areas of life, including the academia and administration.
He favorite the glory that Uwaifo dropped at Nigeria by his world excursions “and the active purpose he played in national model, returning to faculty to win a main stage at age 54 with top quality honours, master’s stage at 56 and a doctorate at 77”.
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Mr Tony Okoroji, the chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria, acknowledged Uwaifo used to be one of many most efficient sculptors Nigeria ever had.
Okoroji acknowledged that Uwaifo used to be “so beefy of life” the final time he observed him, describing his death as beautiful.
He acknowledged the singer used to be a mountainous psychological with a series of talents as he lived as a musician, sculptor, author and an administrator.
“Uwaifo’s death is gorgeous for me, I observed him unbiased nowadays and he used to be so beefy of life. The truth is, we spoke per week prior to now. I develop not know the put this came from. Nigeria will never own one more Victor Uwaifo again, he used to be one of a form, mountainous psychological, multi-proficient,” mourned Okoroji.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo, Uwaifo’s home recount , expressed shock and unhappiness over the singer’s death, noting it is “a loss to Edo, Nigeria and the dim bustle”.
“I bought the information of the loss of legendary musician and artwork teacher, Prof Victor Uwaifo, with shock and unhappiness. He used to be proficient, phenomenal and an illustrious son of Edo Converse who wowed the enviornment with his array of abilities, notably his music expertise.
“An all-spherical artist, Prof Uwaifo used to be an enigma, who made music for all, bringing the as much as the moment Benin tradition to the enviornment stage and providing vicarious ride of the peculiarities of our artwork and tradition to a world audience.”